Definition of Gravid

1. Adjective. In an advanced stage of pregnancy. "Was great with child"

Exact synonyms: Big, Enceinte, Expectant, Great, Heavy, Large, With Child
Similar to: Pregnant
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect, Gravidity, Gravidness, Largeness

Definition of Gravid

1. a. Being with child; heavy with young; pregnant; fruitful; as, a gravid uterus; gravid piety.

Definition of Gravid

1. Adjective. Pregnant; now used chiefly of egg-laying animals, or metaphorically. ¹

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Definition of Gravid

1. pregnant [adj] : GRAVIDLY [adv] - See also: pregnant

Medical Definition of Gravid

1. Being with child; heavy with young; pregnant; fruitful; as, a gravid uterus; gravid piety. " His gravid associate." . Origin: L. Gravidus, fr. Gravis heavy, loaded. See Grave. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gravid

graveyard poetry
graveyard shift
graveyard shifts
graveyard spiral
graveyard watch
gravid (current term)
gravid uterus
gravida I
gravida II
gravida III
gravidic retinitis
gravidic retinopathy

Literary usage of Gravid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1861)
"He then wont on to say : " My own attention became specially directed to the subject of retroversion of the gravid uterus in the following manner :—I ..."

2. Obstetrics, the science and the art by Charles Delucena Meigs (1867)
"In the development of the superficial veins of the gravid womb, their fibrous coats do not appear to undergo much change or addition. ..."

3. A System of Midwifery, Including the Diseases of Pregnancy and the Puerperal by William Leishman (1875)
"The gravid Uterus, when we compare it with the unimpregnated organ, ... Had no opportunity ever existed of examining them in a gravid womb, it would perhaps ..."

4. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1795)
"... of the •^^ human gravid uterus and its contents, has not hitherto been ... feries of engravings of the human gravid uterus, there can be no doubt of the ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"... of the gravid uterus, treated by me, which go far to prove the truth of the position laid down by ..."

6. A treatise on the science and practice of midwifery by William Smoult Playfair (1878)
"Certain displacements of the gravid uterus are met with, which may give rise to symptoms of great ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1776)
"The Anatomy of the Human gravid Uterus, exhibited in ... of the gravid uterus, and as a ground-work, for further improvements in this part of anatomy. ..."

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